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I Believe Everything Happens For a Reason

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    I decided to pretend I liked a boy (who liked

    me) to make my crush (who I was positive that liked me back) jealous. But now, I have fallen in love with that boy, and I don't regret anything. Tomorrow at my school dance, I'm going to ask him to be my boyfriend. That crush? He found another girl who someday he'll break her...
    OhLookItsRynee OhLookItsRynee 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I joined EP in the winter to figure out some

    serious problems in my marriage. After much agonizing, I made the decision to divorce my husband of 11 years. The whole experience has been painful and stressful but the uncertainty of what happens next was probably the scariest part for me. I wasn't sure how I was going to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 16

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    No matter what happens,

    no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen...
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I believe it does, I just wish I knew why?

    God I wish I knew why. and will I survive. I hope so, because I'm alone. But for my daughter I'll do it.
    jshow jshow 36-40, M 2 Responses May 8

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    It wasn't a waste of time

    if you learned something 👌
    recklesssxo recklesssxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I truly do. Everything is a part of

    who you are. Even people coming into your life or crossing paths. There can even be those rare people you meet and have an instant connection and very deep bond and feelings for very quickly. One person can alter and change your life for the better.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I always try to follow what my heart says,

    but sometimes my head steps in and confuses me. My heart sometimes says one thing, while my head says something else. Sometimes I feel that I know what I want to do and then something always just steps in and says ‘NOPE’. I have many dreams and goals that I wish to meet...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    People come into your life

    for a reason,a season or a lifetime. When u know which one it is,you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I've legally have been dead twice,

    but I'm still standing. I must have some purpose in life, I must be worth it somehow.
    SulleyBabe SulleyBabe 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Duh .................

    ............................. !!!
    kickingDali kickingDali 51-55, M 2 Responses May 15

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    I offered to go antiquing,

    followed by a trip to a winery in the country, to have a lovely picnic. Ended up going to a dive bar to watch topless mud wrestlin', eating Frito pie and knocking back some cold Miller High Life. Sometimes you gotta just go with it.
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 25

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    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 48 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I left you... For a reason.

    For many reasons. I loved your smile, I still miss the richness and depth of your laugh, but the wall between us grew higher and thicker and hardened so that I could not shake it or break it to reach you. I started to forget how your lips felt against mine, how it felt to be...
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7

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    armaan90 armaan90 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have come to believe

    that everything happens for a reason. All you can do is be true to who you are and hope that any obstacle or opportunity comes your way was put their for a reason. It may be to test our faith, our resolve, or trust, our patients or it may be to reward us for all the things we...
    Jamestone73 Jamestone73 41-45, M 3 Responses May 14

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    I'm Renee Yvonne. When I was 14 I got pregnant.

    My parents lawyer drew up adoption papers before the baby was born because I was s "minor". I don't know if it was a boy or girl. When I was 18 I met a Navy Pilot when we lived in Chicago. We got married when I was 19 and I was 2 months pregnant. We wanted to have 5 children...
    ReneeYvonne72 ReneeYvonne72 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    Have you ever just sat down

    and thought..... Damn I've been through a lot of **** in my life so far.....
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 10 Responses Apr 28

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    I believe deep in my heart

    that something good will happen sooner or later !
    chaerin chaerin 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I believe everything happens

    for reason. Three years ago, I applied for Disability benefits and was denied. I appealed the decision. Months and a year went by but in the meanwhile, I suffered with my illness, worked gigs and lots of odd jobs for money, Family turned their back on me because I wasn't...
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I do truly believe that everything happens

    for a reason. I met a girl here on EP. She is in another country. I honestly don't know if things will ever progress past what we have. But I simply cannot get her out of my mind. She has seriously changed my life. In a word love comes to mind. My mind is racing. Is this real...
    loftus109 loftus109 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    If u call. A girl pretty she well forget in a

    hour. Call a girl. UGLY. She'll remember her entire life
    CookiePandas CookiePandas 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    Ride On A Train.

    Today is like every other day. I board the train quickly-can't be late. I choose a seat near the back. Few sit there. The light is broken, but that's fine. I don't need a light today. Alone I sit, lost in my thoughts, swirling, swirling. ..A slight noise startles me back to...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 16 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    I went through a divorce,

    3yrs now!day one,I felt as if I wasn't going to make it!3 yrs later,I'm doing better than ever.
    dafalcon dafalcon 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    countrybeautiful countrybeautiful 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    You find the best people

    when you stop trying so hard to find the perfect ones. :)
    chris1225 chris1225 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I believe we all experiences things in our life

    to make us stronger for the future. "Experience", is my strength.
    2Greatfriends 2Greatfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    you will always have hope

    when you remember, that, there is a time for everything. Good, Bad, Happy, Sad, its the balance of life.
    RedApple44 RedApple44 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I feel like I'm starting all over.

    It's strange and at the same time I know it's what I need. The way things happen can always seem to suck at the time but at least I know that it only opens new doors.
    KyaAndTheUniverse KyaAndTheUniverse 22-25, F 5 Responses May 7

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    I love to cuddle naked the feel of some one

    touching my skin is so relaxing
    anniegirl45 anniegirl45 66-70, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Karma is a nurtured seed.

    You always reap what you sow.
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    This goes out to all of the people

    who have been broken but have been strong enough to let go. For the people who have hurt so badly that they felt they could never love again, but kept their head up. For those who feel like going back to their old lover would put all the pieces back where they belong and...
    kaymiu kaymiu 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Unwanted moments or events have their own

    purposes in our lives. It was that which introduced us to certain parts of ourselves, which were hidden thus far, that would otherwise never get enlightened nor healed were it not for the challenges and difficulties that first helped us to reveal them and which also helped us to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I believe this because I could be against all

    odds and stress out and somehow, things all work themselves out and I worried and stressed for no reason. As I get older I'm realizing that I need to let go of all things that I cannot control and just let them be. Things do work out. And there are blessings everyday. Big and...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 3 Responses May 16

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    Everything happens for a reason.

    You, make the reason. Things happen. You, make them meaningful. Struggles happen. You, make it worth holding on. Things get taken away. You, make them worth fighting for. Life happens. You. Make it worth living.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I'd love to chat with foreign girl.

    I'm swedish, boring. Hugs
    Bkboy Bkboy 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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    me and my ex are still friends it's odd

    how one day we were loving n the other we were breaking up n the other were just friends this might make my life better or it might just destroy it but I know that everything happens for a reason sometimes I just wish I knew the reason
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I want to be with someone

    but maybe there's no one who wants to be with me. ... ??
    armaan90 armaan90 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Respectfully, I don't believe everything happens

    for a reason. I don't believe in coincidences, but neither do I believe that everything happens for a reason. I DO believe in synchronicity--which allows us the free will to choose--always--in everything, and those choices attract synchronous energy. For example, believing...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    Ive never been good at picking out guys.

    I usually choose the ones who beat me or abuse me. But today, I got to fall in love with my best friend, and I know that this relationship is real and will last for a while.
    Silencekillsthesoul Silencekillsthesoul 16-17, F May 7

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    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F May 16

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    Recently being diagnosed with HIV is not easy.

    ...at all. Especially with the stigma out there. However, I believe this is a new door for me and I'm not going to give up on my aspirations to have a loving wife and beautiful children of my own. With today's medications it's possible. I'm not going to let my distrust of the...
    Godislife91 Godislife91 22-25, M 6 Responses May 7

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    Looking back on this last year,

    a lot has changed in my life. I broke off an engagement. I started a new job. I went back to school. I experienced the loss of two very close people in my life. Loss has a way of waking you up. Not just the death of the ones you love, but also a break up. Everything feels a...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    We don't meet people by accident.

    They are meant to cross our path for a reason...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 5

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    A friend once told me,

    "people come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime."
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Here's another one I don't buy.

    Just because good things come out of bad things sometimes, doesn't make this true. I have schizophrenia. If I lived in the year 1900, I'd be locked up in an asylum, and forgotten, and tortured by the staff there. What good would that do, other than that my family could get on...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 1 Response May 17

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    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 9

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